MORE - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Fallout: New Vegas, and Killzone 2 - PS3
I really have picked up a few good games this month, these 3 being the most recent. This post follows on from yesterday's.
MORE - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
I really am enjoying this whole experience. The freerunning sections just blow my mind, i had to play the first level twice, just to get the full effect of the graphics in this masterpiece. Some of the gameplay and camera is so good it takes me a few seconds to realise I'm not watching a cutscene and i should be moving the main character, Drake.
I've gained 9% of the trophies already. A good lot of them are to do with the amount of kills you amount with certain weapons and another 7 or 8 are to do with how many treasures you collect. There are 100 of these hidden treasures to collect throughout the game. So far I'm missing about 8 or so, and I've collected a good 15. There are lots of hidden spots where you've got to rotate the camera to see where the treasures actually lie. You can view them from the Bonus menu by pressing Start. As far as i know you get money for finding them and it can be spent in the shop. Most of the items can only be purchased after certain points in the game though.
I'm playing through this game on Normal difficulty and seeing how tricky this game can be really does make me determined to finish it and collect the Gold trophy waiting for me at the end of it all. I've experienced using pistols, revolvers, assault rifles, grenades, tranquilizer guns and even riot shields whilst killing countless foes that get in my way.
I have few complaints, the only problems being a few occasional glitches and having key instruction pop-up for a second before disappearing, but other than that, this game is proving to be a very, very good one so far!
MORE - Fallout: New Vegas
I have now progressed a little way into this game now and i can see the improvements and countless additions from Fallout 3. The music, i've noticed is much more atmospheric and suits the current in-game situation well, it seems more, Violin-y, than the last game! I've also found that it is much easier to shoot without using the targeting system and just aming down your sights which is a massive improvement on the fairly irritating issues that ensued in the last Fallout game.
Early on, you have the option to play the game in Hardcore Mode. Basically, hardcore makes the game more realistic by adding a dehydration factor which means you will slowly lose energy and die if you don't drink a fluid. Hunger, which means you must eat to survive or you'll most definitely die of starvation and sleep deprivation which means you will die from not getting enough shut-eye! Also, ammo actually has a weight value whilst playing in Harcore mode so you will have to limit the amount of ammunition you do carry with you. The game seems harder overall as well.
To repair items you must find resources like Scrap Metal, Electronics and other miscellanous tools to help you and repair them at special workbenches you may come across in the wasteland. You can also cook your own food and make new edible items over camp fires with the right ingredients. The level system is still there with perks and skill points so you can increase skills like Lockpicking and Speech etc.
The game is fairly similar, but, much harder, cooler and twice the fun!
MORE - Killzone 2
I've played 2 whole levels on this game so far. It's a fairly standard First-Person-Shooter with a wide selection of guns and other wepons. It looks brilliant i have to say... again! I haven't been paying too much attention to the story, i've just been shooting the crap out of the enemies! The controls took a little while to get used to as i played Red Dead Redemption just before playing this and switching between R1 and R2 for the fire button is rather annoying (long story short, i kept lobbing grenades at the enemy instead of shooting at them).
In the last mission there was a lot of the enemy soldiers grouped up with RPGs and assault rifles so it was a tough level. I had to take out an Arc Lightning Tower which was taking out allied air support or whatever.
The battle scenery is pretty epic and when i was ordered to shoot the enemies out of a large flat building in the previous mission it exploded and when the rubble fell it really did look perfect, soldiers on fire toppling from the railing and bits of debris flying everywhere.
I haven't got too much to say about this game to be honest, as i haven't played too much of it. It certainly isn't as addictive as the other 2, but it was definitely still woth buying just to see the amazing special effects and graphics.